ReadWriteWeb takes a look at App Store alternatives.
There’s no doubt that the iTunes App Store is the market 1 leader when it comes to being the best place for developers to earn money from their mobile applications. In fact, according to a recent study from IHS Screen Digest, Apple was found to have generated 82.7% of the total global application store revenue in 2010, increasing its revenue from $768.7 million in 2009 to $1.8 billion in 2010. But that doesn’t mean companies with alternative ideas about app distribution have thrown in the towel just yet. Over the past couple of weeks, a number of new programs have crossed our desk here at ReadWriteMobile. Five noteworthy (or at least interesting) developments are listed.